Saturday, April 3, 2010

Running USA's Annual Marathon Report

Okay, okay, I'm a numbers geek. One of the things I love about running is all the facts and figures and statistics. So imagine my joy today when I stumbled across Running USA's Annual Marathon Report.

A few key highlights:
- 467,000 people finished marathons in 2009 -- up nearly 10% over 2008, the largest increase in 25 years.
- 31% of female finishers are 35-44; 32% of male finishers are
- the median age of male finishers is 40; for females it's 35
- 54% of finishers at the Rock and Roll Seattle were women

Oh, and the 2009 ING New York City Marathon was the biggest marathon ever, with 43,660 finishers. Wow. Makes the 14,498 finishers at the 2009 Walt Disney World Marathon seem tiny.

Okay, I'll stop here. And before anyone asks, no, I'm not that into baseball. I'm not THAT much of a numbers geek.

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